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Guide: How to Import Blizzard Games into LaunchBox

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This is a guide on how to import Blizzard Games into LaunchBox correctly.

 

Aim

  • If logged into Battle.net/Blizzard app, clicking on a game will immediately launch the game.
  • This will avoid the situation where you click on a game and the Battle.net/Blizzard app opens and waits for you to select a game.

 

Let's get started:

First of all, we need to create shortcuts that bypass the launcher for each game.

  • Navigate to the location of your Battle.net client. e.g. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Battle.net"
  • Right-click on the shortcut titled "Battle.net" and select "create shortcut"

 

  • Right-click on the newly created shortcut and click "Properties"
  • Select the "Target" field, leaving all the text the same we want to add an additional line to the end.
  • Add a space and then copy and paste the exact text, quotes to, for your specified game.

 

--exec="launch DST2"                                                  Launches Destiny 2
--exec="launch WoW"                                                  Launches World of WarCraft
--exec="launch VIPR"                                                   Launches CoD: Black Ops 4
--exec="launch D3"                                                      Launches Diablo 3
--exec="launch S1"                                                       Launches StarCraft Remastered
--exec="launch S2"                                                      Launches StarCraft 2
--exec="launch WTCG"                                               Launches Hearthstone
--exec="launch Hero"                                                 Launches Heroes of The Storm
--exec="launch Pro"                                                    Launches Overwatch

 

  • Select the "General" tab and rename the shortcut to the appropriate title for the game.
  • Repeat this process for all games that you want.

 

  • To keep things organised, you can move all the shortcuts into a folder inside your LaunchBox directory where you think is best.

 

Once all the shortcuts you want have been created, we can open up LaunchBox.

Select all the shortcuts you want to import and drag and drop them into the main LaunchBox game panel, this will begin the import wizard.

  • For "What type of game files are you importing" select "ROM Files"
  • For "What platform are you importing games for" select Windows
  • For "Choose an emulator" select whichever you want, we will be removing this association later.
  • Continue following the import wizard, choosing your desired settings.

Your games should have been imported successfully into the Windows Platform.

 

Finally, we just need to remove the association of the emulator with the games.

  • Select all the games that were just imported.
  • Right-click - edit (Ctrl + E)
  • For "What would you like to change", Select "Emulator" from the drop down box. Leave the "Value" box blank and click next.
  • Confirm that you want to update the Emulator Field to "{None}"
  • Exit out of the bulk edit wizard.

There we have it, you should have successfully imported all your Blizzard games into LaunchBox.

 

 

--- Other Commands ----

--exec="focus play"                                             Opens or switches to Game tab
--exec="focus shop"                                           Opens or switches to Shop tab
--exec="focus social"                                          Opens or switches to Social tab
--exec="focus news"                                          Opens or switches to News tab
--exec="dialog friends"                                     Opens Friends window
--exec="dialog settings"                                   Opens Launcher and goes to Settings window

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Thanks for the excellent guide! Is there a way to have wow itself bypass the loggin screen as well?

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17 hours ago, fromlostdays said:
Thanks for the excellent guide! Is there a way to have wow itself bypass the loggin screen as well?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk


 

I don't actually play WoW so I'm not 100% sure. I believe it launches to a character select screen but then you might need to select things. If you find an answer, I'd be interested to hear it.

 

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So, I've followed the guide and what I'm seeing is launchbox changes the tab in battlenet to the appropriate game in the background, but I have to bring up battlenet to actually launch the game still.  Am I biffing a step somewhere?

Fwiw, the two games I've added are Overwatch and Destiny 2 (battlenet://DST2/)

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Same for me.Nothing happens except it brings Battle.net window up so i still have to press play to start the game.it actually does nothing

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@Retronomicon @RottenRotz 

Apologies, I only just came across your messages.

It seems Blizzard made some changes and the old process stopped working. Luckily I found a new solution and have updated the guide to match this.

If you still run into any issues, please let me know :)

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On 10/8/2018 at 3:29 PM, FoxyMonty said:

@Retronomicon @RottenRotz 

Apologies, I only just came across your messages.

It seems Blizzard made some changes and the old process stopped working. Luckily I found a new solution and have updated the guide to match this.

If you still run into any issues, please let me know :)

Thank you for your effort,but this just doesnt work for me.It just starts launcher

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15 hours ago, RottenRotz said:

Thank you for your effort,but this just doesnt work for me.It just starts launcher

You must already be logged into battle.net for this to work.

If you aren't then the login box will appear and after logging you in, it will display the page of the game in the launcher.

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1 hour ago, FoxyMonty said:

You must already be logged into battle.net for this to work.

If you aren't then the login box will appear and after logging you in, it will display the page of the game in the launcher.

I am logged in at all times as soon as i turn on my pc.everything is correctly writen in target of battle.net exe.when i double click on shortcut it seems something starts loading and absolutely nothing happensimage.thumb.png.da5f0bfe23b1762796c148bd13544810.png

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That is very strange, I just checked with Starcraft Remastered since I don't have that game and the command is correct.

Everything looks completely right to me, all I can say is try right-clicking on battle.net and send to desktop to create a shortcut and then add the command in and adjust the name of the shortcut to the game. I'm unsure what would be causing the issue.

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Was going to set this up into LB/BB and put it into steam then run steamlink. Will test it this weekend and see. At least for games like Destiny 2 anyway.

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3 hours ago, FoxyMonty said:

That is very strange, I just checked with Starcraft Remastered since I don't have that game and the command is correct.

Everything looks completely right to me, all I can say is try right-clicking on battle.net and send to desktop to create a shortcut and then add the command in and adjust the name of the shortcut to the game. I'm unsure what would be causing the issue.

It worked!! Thank you! But why would it make any difference?Anyway,thanks!

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12 hours ago, RottenRotz said:

It worked!! Thank you! But why would it make any difference?Anyway,thanks!

That’s great! I have no idea why that works 😂

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47 minutes ago, FoxyMonty said:

That’s great! I have no idea why that works 😂

Hahaha,in any case,great job ;)

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